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Education

  • Parent involvement is important to schools

    As teachers in the local school system, we understand how important it is that our schools have the support of parents and the community. Students are more secure and achieve more when their parents are involved in their education and when community members are willing to be involved in school activities. Schools are working hard to provide a high quality education for every child. But they can't do it alone. Parent and community involvement is critical to creating great schools.

  • LaRue County High School's writing scores soar

    Results from on-demand writing assessments show that LaRue County High School seniors this fall produced the highest scores since writing accountability was initiated.

    Working toward a goal of 100, the students garnered an index of 85.53, up 8.2 points over last year’s scores.

    “It shows a great effort from both our teachers and students,” said an elated Paul Mullins, LCHS principal. “Our students are taking pride in the successes of our high school.”

  • St. Catharine announces Dean's List

    Two LaRue Countians were recognized for academic excellence by St. Catharine College for the fall 2010 semester. Kathy Warren of Mount Sherman was named to the President’s List for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

    Ellen Brown of Hodgenville made the Dean’s List for achieving a GPA between 3.6 - 3.999.

         

  • Youth Service Centers celebrate 20 years

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Family Resource and Youth Service centers across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Education Reform Act mandated the formation of these centers to help not only students but also their families in ways that would best benefit those kids in school.

    LaRue County Schools have two family resource centers, one at Hodgenville Elementary, with Melissa Pearman, coordinator, and the other at Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Machelle Durham coordinator.

  • HES archery club finds success

    Thanks to the Hodgenville Elementary School’s Family Resource Center, HES was able to have a very successful first year of Archery Club. 

  • LaRue schools: 2011 top places to work

    The LaRue County Schools have been selected a "2011 Top Places to Work."
    Superintendent Sam Sanders notified the Herald News of the honor earlier today.
    The companies included in The Courier-Journal's Top Places to Work were selected based on exhaustive employee surveys measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The complete rankings and overall results will be showcased in the Top Places to Work special section in the Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 section of The Courier-Journal and will appear online at Courier-Journal.com.

  • LCHS students visit Walt Disney World

    Students enrolled in LaRue County High School business classes and FBLA members traveled to Disney World in November for a field trip.
    While in Disney World, students learned about careers, advertising, marketing, animation, technology, photography, leadership and The Walt Disney Company.
    Students learned how technology has changed over time, how technology is used in Disney attractions, and how technology will change the future. Students and chaperones learned how animations started, how to draw a character, and what it takes in developing a motion picture.

  • LaRue County Reads need volunteers

    Start the New Year with a resolution to help others. Volunteer with LaRue County Reads and help a child improve their reading skills.
    With an investment of as little as 30 minutes a week, you can assist children at Hodgenville Elementary or Abraham Lincoln Elementary.
    The next volunteer tutor training will be 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Board of Education.
    For more information or for a different training date and time, contact Sarah Hornback at sarah.hornback@larue.kyschools.us or 358-8334. 

  • LaRue County students brush up on painting history

    Frida Kahlo, born in 1907, was an artist whose works, mostly self-portraits, reflect the pain she experienced in her life.  
    There was plenty of it. When she was six, she contracted polio, leaving her right leg thinner than her left. She was also thought to have spina bifida which affected her spinal cord and leg development.  

  • Ernst honored by WKU

    Caleb Ernst of Buffalo was one of 1,407 graduates honored by Western Kentucky University during its 168th commencement.

    The English and allied language arts major and son of Robert and Sharon Ernst had the highest GPA from Potter College of Arts & Letters, according to a news release.

    During weekend ceremonies, WKU conferred 69 associates degrees, 960 baccalaureate degrees, 353 master’s degrees and 25 certificates.